Professor or Associate Professor of Speech Pathology - Fisher Leadership
Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour
Close Date: 06/08/2023
REF: SCUspp0723
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Professor or Associate Professor of Speech Pathology

Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour
Close Date: 06/08/2023
REF: SCUspp0723
  • Beachside Gold Coast or Coffs Harbour location with relocation support available.
  • Continuing role, with flexibility for the successful candidate to negotiate a part-time or full-time placement
  • Generous salary with flexible working options and generous leave entitlements


About Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University is a values-led, young, dynamic and rising institution of excellence committed to transforming tomorrow. Our game changing new education model brings a deeper learning experience, improving individual student outcomes, quality of life and a better way to learn.

Southern Cross University’s new 2030 strategy is founded on our people and our purpose to change lives through revolutionary learning and research with real impact. Learn more about our purpose, values and strategy by clicking here.

Working at Southern Cross University combines a rare combination of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. We are leaders in our communities in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast and pride ourselves on helping shape a better tomorrow.

About the opportunity

Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Health provides an exciting and innovative learning environment working with individuals, families and communities to meet their health needs and requirements.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Professor or Associate Professor of Speech Pathology to continue to grow the SCU speech pathology program. You will play a key role in the design and delivery of the program and contribute to research and engagement activities that continue to develop the Faculty’s profile.  Core responsibilities will include:

  • Drive the enhancement of teaching and learning and educational design and delivery in keeping with University policy, procedure and guidelines, including undertaking activities and supporting the activities of colleagues.
  • Lead and develop innovative curriculum and teaching activities in accordance with accreditation requirements.
  • Make a substantial contribution to the discipline and Faculty research profile through publications in high quality journals and successful applications for grant funding.
  • Form collaborations and networks with other researchers nationally and internationally, enhancing the Faculty’s reputation for interdisciplinarity and collaborative research.
  • Undertake relevant community and professional engagement that supports and enhances the University and Faculty’s profile and priorities.

About you

The successful candidate will be PhD-qualified, with a strong track record in research and demonstrated knowledge and skills in teaching and curriculum development.  As an innovative, progressive and collaborative leader, you will bring a demonstrated ability to network effectively and ensure that working relationships are improved both internally and with government, industry and community stakeholders.

More specifically, you will have:

  • A PhD in Speech Pathology and significant academic and clinical experience. Registration, or eligibility to obtain registration, as a Speech Pathologist with Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Outstanding commitment to education and training through demonstrated leadership in guiding the development of others and managing teams through intellectual leadership.
  • Substantial experience in teaching both clinical and theoretical topics in Speech Pathology and knowledge in the use of contemporary educational technologies in blended and online environments across a range of practice settings and populations.
  • Evidence of an established relevant national and international research and/or scholarship reputation as evidenced by publications, success in attracting competitive grants and supervision of PhD students.
  • Demonstrated success leading accreditation processes, quality course development and a strong track record of teaching excellence.
  • Leadership in research grants, industry projects, collaborations, and/or supervision of honours/higher degree research candidates.

Salary and benefits

Southern Cross University’s staff benefit from flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work models, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, employee assistance programs and professional learning opportunities.

This a continuing position based at either our Gold Coast or Coffs Harbour campus. Generous relocation support is available.

The successful candidate can negotiate a part-time or full-time appointment.

The level of appointment will be made at Associate Professor (Level D) or Professor (Level E) commensurate with the qualifications, skills and experience of the successful candidate.

The base salary for Academic Level D ranges from $148,746 to $163,655 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $191,476 per annum.

The base salary for Academic Level E is $190,982 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $223,448 per annum.

Find out more about working at SCU by visiting Why Work at SCU.

How to apply

Please click on ‘Apply now’ below, using reference number SCUspp0723.

Your application should include a CV and a cover letter of no more than five pages addressing the selection criteria.  Please address your application to Andrew Norton, clearly quoting reference SCUspp0723.

This opportunity is open to Australian and international applicants. If the successful candidate requires visa sponsorship, the University will work with the appointee to support visa and travel requirements.

Further information is available in the candidate information, or for a confidential discussion, please contact Andrew Norton at or call 1300 347 437 (Australia) or +61 3 9016 6000 (international).


Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion and aim to ensure equality in the recruitment of our staff. Applications are supported and encouraged from those that bring diversity to the University.

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